The digital story of Mika is a flashback kōrero about his experiences and of the Aroha project funded by Te Rau Ora (then Te Rau Matatini) as part of the community suicide prevention fund.
Mika’s breadth of experience is broad, he emphasises that if we want to help rangatahi the resources need to be free, taken to them and strategies led by rangatahi!
Mika observed successes amongst rangatahi when their dreams were listened to and encouraged. Mika leaves us with two areas needing to be aware of – they are ensuring takatāpuhi are included in many conversations and the warning around the exploitative nature of social media today.
We hope you enjoy Mika’s rich digital story.